Graduate Studies

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Please see this page for a list of all graduate assistantship positions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

Assistantship Opportunities

In order to be eligible for and maintain a Graduate Assistantship position, students must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Enroll in 6 graduate credits or more during each semester that they are employed as a GA.
  • Be matriculated in a graduate degree program at USM (students in certificate-only programs are not eligible).
  • Remain in good academic standing and be making acceptable progress towards their degree.
  • Not be a University of Maine System employee.

Note: Maine Law and University of Maine students are not eligible for most USM Graduate Assistantships. 

Students in Accelerated Online Maine SEHD and Nursing Programs will be awarded stipend only. Note: Positions for Online Maine Only students can be found here

Department 

Campus

Hrs/Wk

Stipend

(Total)

Scholarship

(Yes/No)

Availability

Athletics

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Gorham

10

$4,500

Yes

Accepting Applications

Career & Employment Hub 

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Portland 10 $4,500 Yes Accepting Applications

Community Standards and Mediation

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Gorham  10 $4,500 No Accepting Applications

Computer Science 

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

 Portland 10 $4,500  Yes Accepting Applications

Computer Science

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

 Portland  10 $4,500  Yes Accepting Applications

Counselor Education

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Portland/Remote 10 $4,500 Yes Accepting Applications

Cybersecurity

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Gorham/Remote 10  $4,500 Yes Accepting Applications

Leadership Studies

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

 Lewiston-Auburn  10 $4,500 Yes Accepting Applcations

Leadership Studies

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

 Lewiston-Auburn  10 $4,500 Yes Accepting Applications

Nursing

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Portland

10 

$4,500

Yes

Accepting Applications

Policy, Planning & Management 

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Portland

10

$4,500

Yes

Accepting Applications

Public Health

(Fall 2021)

 Online/Distance  10 $2,250 Yes Accepting Applications

Recovery Oriented Campus Center

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Portland

20

$9,000

No

Accepting Applications

Residential Life

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Gorham

20

$9,000

Yes

Accepting Applications

Student Engagement & Leadership

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

 Gorham 20 $9,000 Yes Accepting Applications

Teacher Education 

(Online Maine Students Only)

2021-2022 Academic Year

Online/Distance   10 $4,500 No  Accepting Applications

Department 

Campus

Hrs/Wk

Stipend

(Total)

Scholarship

(Yes/No)

Availability

Cutler Institute

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

2 Positions

Portland 20 $9,000 Yes Accepting Applications

Cutler Institute

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

Portland/Online 10 $4,000 Yes Accepting Applications

Department 

Campus

Hrs/Wk

Stipend

(Total)

Scholarship

(Yes/No)

Availability

Nursing

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

 Portland/Remote 10 $4,500

Yes

Accepting Applications

Submit Your Application

Ready to apply? Submit the required documents to the hiring supervisor:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Other Student Work Opportunities

Please check back later for additional Graduate Aide opportunities.

Note: students must receive a federal work-study award to be eligible for Graduate Aide positions.

The Shaw Innovation Fellows program selects five students annually and awards them a $5,000 grant to conduct reserach projects designed to address complex problems in the world. For more information and the application process, please visit the Shaw Innovation Fellows website.